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Serostim [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] Jan 2001

Serono, Inc. issued a warning upon discovery of counterfeit versions of Serostim, a drug used to treat AIDS wasting. The counterfeit product is of unknown safety and efficacy and may pose a health risk to patients. The counterfeit product has been packaged to appear as a drug product with lot numbers MNK612A and MNH605A and is readily distinguishable from authentic Serostim by features specified in the manufacturers press release.

[May 17, 2001 - Letter - Serono, Inc.]
[May 17, 2001 - Press Release - Serono, Inc.]
[January 23, 2001 - Press Release - Serono, Inc.]